Virginia City

Unofficial election results

Unofficial results for Virginia City Town Commission from the municipal general election on November 7, 2023, according to Paula McKenzie, Madison County Clerk & Recorder/Election Administrator. 

Top two for Town Commissioner:

David Bacon: 74

Justin Gatewood: 80

Gay L. Rossow: 26

Photo by Jolene Palmer

Pioneer Bar assailants apprehended

Four men – Christopher Kase, William Haley, Dalton Fish and Karson Yuan – were recently charged with felonies in relation to a July 10 assault at the Pioneer Bar in Virginia City which left one man with injuries so severe facial reconstructive surgery was required. Two other individuals related to the victim were also injured in the fray.

Left to right: Representative Ken Walsh District 71, Elijah Allen, Executive Director, Montana Heritage Commission, Governor Greg Gianforte and First Lady Susan Gianforte. PHOTO COURTESY MONTANA HERITAGE COMMISSION

A tourism boon

Officials from the Montana Heritage Commission, the state agency that manages and coordinates stateowned resources in Virginia City and Nevada City, report record-breaking visitation for 2021.

Federal funds on the way

More than $40 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act were recently disbursed to communities across Montana, with several Madison County communities making the cut. Here’s where the money’s headed locally:

Ennis: $126,825.62

Sheridan: $94,767.99

Twin Bridges: $53,259.10

Virginia City: $27,587.45

The Madison County Courthouse is revered as a functioning historical landmark, but with old age comes maintenance challenges. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

Can you smell that smell?

On Mondays, Madison County GIS Tech Analyst Tommy Luksha has no problem getting things accomplished at his office in the Madison County Courthouse. By Tuesday, he’s able to remain productive, but by Wednesday, the effects of what he suspects to be mold exposure take their toll.


More Information

The Madisonian

65 N. MT Hwy 287
Ennis, MT 59729

Cori Koenig, editor:
Susanne Hill, billing: 
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds: 
Comment Here